Born in 1978, lives and works in Gdansk.
Fojtuch graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Gdansk in 2005 after having studied at the academies of Fine Art in Torun, Krakow, Poznan and Gdansk since 1998. The year following her graduation, Fojtuch founded a forum for performance art in the Baltic, Port Performance, and was soon invited to present her work at major events and festivals in countries like China, Japan, Canada, Chile, Greece, Sweden and Russia.
As the Polish art critic Joanna Sokolowska wrote in the National Gallery Review, Fojtuch’s “work deals with the issues of communication, the role of emotions and physicality in interpersonal relations and the creation of identity confronting them with the mechanisms of culture”. The artist put her own understanding of performance art quite clearly :
“Performance-Art is a live form of art, that an artist creates out of personal resources. The center is the possibility to communicate directly with others without words on different levels - even sometimes more understandable and precisely. The energy, or the situation, or the moment he creates is a personal manifestation of privacy and cultural context. In the moment of the public presentation he is meeting others and share with them the moment of creation. In this way performance-art is more a pure form of communication than a form of visual image. The value of the art piece is more the moment of the transfer of an immanent context, that wants to communicate a view or an opinion and not only to show a nice picture, that limits the free space that is created. Performance art breaks structural borders for to have a free field of communication and with this an exchange of values, natures and originalities.”